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Propagating, Collecting and Saving Seeds
September 11, 2020 · · Growing

Had the Pilgrims not brought and introduced abundant seed varieties to the New World, we would not be enjoying a diverse variety of popular plants in the agricultural world and our homesteads would lay barren. Collecting and saving seeds is easy and rewarding.

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What You Can, and Can’t, Can
August 26, 2020 · · Canning & Kitchen

Just about anything you would grow in your garden may be preserved by canning. Only a few foods cannot be safely canned at all, some may be canned in one form but not another, and still others don’t hold up well under the prolonged heat of processing.

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A Market Garden Planner for Profit

Whether you’re using paper and pencil or an online market garden planner, why not start dreaming? It could be the start of a long-term, sustainable business venture for you!

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Early Spring Vegetables List: Don’t Wait on Winter Waning
January 15, 2020 · · Growing

The snow is melting and daytime temperatures are calling you outside. Leaf buds swell on trees and your hands long to feel the soil once again.

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Finding the Best Pumpkins for Pies
November 21, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s not a pumpkin. Or is it? Three pies sat on my table. A sweetly spiced aroma wafted through the room while condensation glistened atop the baked …

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A Guide to the Best Greenhouse Plants
June 30, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites After years of putting our gardens in the ground, we decided to build our own greenhouse and pick out the best greenhouse plants for extending our growing …

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Homesteading For A Living

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan “Our original goal was to produce as much of our own food as possible,” Landis Spickerman, 53, of High Bridge, Wisconsin, says. She and her husband Steven, …

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My Experiments With Milking Plants

Add to Favorites By Daniel Strauss This cartoon was my first exposure as a child to the concept of non-dairy milk alternatives: After all the milk wells on the planet of Felina had gone …

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The Countryside Tale
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Around 1969, JD Belanger, the founder of this magazine, combined Rabbit World, which was 32 pages long, with Dairy Goat Guide, which was 12 pages, and Countryside, which …

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How to Work a One-Acre Homestead

Add to Favorites When we purchased our home in upstate New York, we had no intention to create a one-acre homestead. We were thrilled that we had so much space …

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Why Can?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Whether you are a veteran home canner, or have just begun taking your first tentative steps into preserving your own homegrown food, you already know …

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Crabapples

Add to Favorites By Lisa Garcia — Crabapples are often overlooked as a food source for rural and suburban homesteaders. Now treated primarily as ornamentals, these trees have a usefulness that …

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Congrats on the Harvest! You Did It!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites A successful gardening season means you’re probably drowning in produce right now. And you don’t want it to go right into the compost pile. So how do you …

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Cooking Fresh Pumpkin: 3 Ways to Use Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Pauline McKenzie – I love cooking fresh pumpkin every year! When I make pumpkin pie, my granddaughters normally eat the pumpkin pie filling, but not the crust. With …

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How to Store Vegetables Through the Winter
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The garden has frozen over and your table sits heavy with food. Some food begins to wilt while others shine bright orange in the autumn light. Congratulations: your …

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